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    vaughant got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Genuinely chuffed for you mate, you've done a fab job, just got stuck in and sorted it. 
    Putting the paint on to for now is a wise move. 
    As my fellow contractor and I used to say in Honda, there's no point being the best welder if you're the worst grinder and luckily for me I was ok to poor at welding but fucking great at grinding and sealing 😏😏😏😏. 
    I did an OK bit of welding once on quite a complex job in there on a post that needed re-jigging however once welded it looked OK but not pretty. I used e-metal, 3 bond, a load of sanding and a really great paint job and to be fair it looked fucking great, so much so the other shift who thought they were the world's greatest welders thought we'd had the local fabrication form in to do it. 
    Thank fuck they never poked the lovely paint too hard 🤭🤭🤭🤭. 
     
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    vaughant got a reaction from chodweaver in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Still imagine the garage bill for all the work 😳😳😳😳. 
    Plus it's NICE to have the good lights and so on but not essential. And again, this is your first rodeo with welding, most of the bits will last for years, tub of seam sealer will last ages, the galvanic spray the same.
    We've all been there with a table lamp run out into the street via 10 extension leads trying to change an alternator or the like laying in a drain in the rain (or is that just me 🤔🤔) but I think as time goes on it gets to a point where things like PPE, lighting, warmth/dryness become almost as imperative as getting the job done well in good time. 
    That galvanic spray is a must though bud, otherwise all that work will be pretty much for nothing, you'll see the rust coming back through almost immediately. Put it this way, I bought some gates for the front of my house and the apparently galvanised fittings for them lasted maybe a month before I noticed a bit of surface rust on them, went back offshore, came home 3 weeks later, rusting everywhere. Flapper disced them clean, sprayed a load of that on it, still on my gates 7 years later and nothing has come through.
    Seam sealer will hide all ills with your welding as well and has the affect as the cold galvanic listed above. 
    I still think finished nicely there's a decent car there and even a profit to be made but above all else keeping something like that on the road will be a really cool thing to do. Also you know mechanically it will be a cinch to work on. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from Shite Ron in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Still imagine the garage bill for all the work 😳😳😳😳. 
    Plus it's NICE to have the good lights and so on but not essential. And again, this is your first rodeo with welding, most of the bits will last for years, tub of seam sealer will last ages, the galvanic spray the same.
    We've all been there with a table lamp run out into the street via 10 extension leads trying to change an alternator or the like laying in a drain in the rain (or is that just me 🤔🤔) but I think as time goes on it gets to a point where things like PPE, lighting, warmth/dryness become almost as imperative as getting the job done well in good time. 
    That galvanic spray is a must though bud, otherwise all that work will be pretty much for nothing, you'll see the rust coming back through almost immediately. Put it this way, I bought some gates for the front of my house and the apparently galvanised fittings for them lasted maybe a month before I noticed a bit of surface rust on them, went back offshore, came home 3 weeks later, rusting everywhere. Flapper disced them clean, sprayed a load of that on it, still on my gates 7 years later and nothing has come through.
    Seam sealer will hide all ills with your welding as well and has the affect as the cold galvanic listed above. 
    I still think finished nicely there's a decent car there and even a profit to be made but above all else keeping something like that on the road will be a really cool thing to do. Also you know mechanically it will be a cinch to work on. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from DoctorRetro in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Immense work!!!!!! 
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    vaughant got a reaction from SiC in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    I think he more likely just had a few duds, they're pretty much the only thing you see now in an industrial setting, no trailing leads really help as well. 
    Mine are that age and will last for hours on end. 
    Very liberating compared to the cord version. 
    I made up a brilliant* plug in extension lead lamp with an LED lamp which was fine but sadly as I was so used to the portable ones from work I kept knocking it over all the time so just went out and bought my own ones. 
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    vaughant reacted to sierraman in 750k miles+   
    Assuming a car was 20 years old that’s an average of 37,500 miles a year commuting. I think doing that continuously you’d have died due to a life of arriving home late and living off Greggs Steak Bakes. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from Remspoor in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Should have told them it was vegan ham 😏😏😏
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    vaughant got a reaction from RichardK in What 40+ year old car would you choose?   
    Mk2 granada 2.8i ghia Estate or a mk1 golf for me. 
    My mk1 GTI cab goes exempt in 6 yrs and its sat for the previous 10 so I'm tempted to just wait for that. No doubt Swansea will have one of these stupid schemes by then because we seem to have a huge issue with the car, despite having no acceptable alternative like a decent train or bus service. 
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    vaughant reacted to stuboy in What 40+ year old car would you choose?   
    this would be my choice





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    vaughant got a reaction from willswitchengage in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Cheap British thrills with a French twist. 
     
     
    Please view this ad:
     
    Classic Rover metro 1.4 diesel 1992,
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/classic-rover-metro-14-diesel-1992/1415856369?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android
     
    Price: £ 895
     
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    vaughant got a reaction from Rust Collector in This is the modern world - ‘new’ Mercedes E320 CDI   
    This is why I love dogs, they're not like a mate that promises to keep you company on a long journey that gets curtailed as you arrive at his house as his Mrs wants to go curtain shopping, they're always like "a day out? fuck yeah, let me get my ball and take a quick shit DAD then I'm all yours" 
     
    🤣 🤣 🤣 
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    vaughant got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Ghostly Goings On - here we go again   
    The correct answer. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from Twiggy in Ghostly Goings On - here we go again   
    The correct answer. 
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    vaughant reacted to High Jetter in True Autoshite Camper   
    It depends if you're stain in transit, I guess.
     
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    vaughant reacted to DodgyBastard in True Autoshite Camper   
    I liked mine better.
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    vaughant reacted to Dyslexic Viking in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Motorhomes can hardly get better than this



    https://www.finn.no/car/mobilehome/ad.html?finnkode=227776031
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    vaughant got a reaction from outlaw118 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Hate to go against the grain but I really like that. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from willswitchengage in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Ultimate mingebag experience, doesn't even look that rotten. 
     
    Please view this ad:
    Ford ka 1.3 2007 LPG CONVERTED ,
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/ford-ka-13-2007-lpg-converted/1411793810?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.docs&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android
    Price: £ 575
    Download the application from the Google Play Store.
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    vaughant got a reaction from Asimo in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Hate to go against the grain but I really like that. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from Rocket88 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Hate to go against the grain but I really like that. 
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    vaughant got a reaction from Crackers in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Hate to go against the grain but I really like that. 
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    vaughant reacted to mintwth in eBay tat volume 3.   
    LPG converted 1.3 ka? Now, there's frugal and there's FRUGAL!
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    vaughant got a reaction from yohan in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I tend to agree, you'd have to REALLY want one of those and the attached sleepless nights for when a relatively simple part starts failing and you get told it's citroen only and a 7 week lead time. 
    And nobody is paying fucking £16k for one. 
    It's like the bloke on ebay who sells (used to sell probably) 55plate passat estates for £8995 stating how they're the "last great volkswagen" and this highline spec model "has every factory conceivable extra" which means heated seats and rear wash wipe. 
    I mean genuinely, who actually buys a car like that without spending ten minutes on the internet checking out the prices of other examples to realise its worth £2k at the most? 
    And why the fuck can't I ever find someone like that to sell to, I always seem to get the ex whatever make i'm selling mechanic who goes straight to all the common fail points that I hadn't noticed and I end up paying him to take it away.
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    vaughant got a reaction from outlaw118 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I tend to agree, you'd have to REALLY want one of those and the attached sleepless nights for when a relatively simple part starts failing and you get told it's citroen only and a 7 week lead time. 
    And nobody is paying fucking £16k for one. 
    It's like the bloke on ebay who sells (used to sell probably) 55plate passat estates for £8995 stating how they're the "last great volkswagen" and this highline spec model "has every factory conceivable extra" which means heated seats and rear wash wipe. 
    I mean genuinely, who actually buys a car like that without spending ten minutes on the internet checking out the prices of other examples to realise its worth £2k at the most? 
    And why the fuck can't I ever find someone like that to sell to, I always seem to get the ex whatever make i'm selling mechanic who goes straight to all the common fail points that I hadn't noticed and I end up paying him to take it away.
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    vaughant got a reaction from Sigmund Fraud in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I tend to agree, you'd have to REALLY want one of those and the attached sleepless nights for when a relatively simple part starts failing and you get told it's citroen only and a 7 week lead time. 
    And nobody is paying fucking £16k for one. 
    It's like the bloke on ebay who sells (used to sell probably) 55plate passat estates for £8995 stating how they're the "last great volkswagen" and this highline spec model "has every factory conceivable extra" which means heated seats and rear wash wipe. 
    I mean genuinely, who actually buys a car like that without spending ten minutes on the internet checking out the prices of other examples to realise its worth £2k at the most? 
    And why the fuck can't I ever find someone like that to sell to, I always seem to get the ex whatever make i'm selling mechanic who goes straight to all the common fail points that I hadn't noticed and I end up paying him to take it away.
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